Lemuel Boone Sexson

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Lemuel Boone Sexson

  • Birth 1 Dec 1821
  • Death 25 Dec 1893
  • Burial Pleasant Grove Township, Coles County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 54958908

Pvt 5 IN Inf Mex War. Son of James Sexson.

Lemuel Sexson was born in Whitley Co., KY, Dec. 1, 1821. At the age of 17 he went to Shelby Co., IN and from there to Monroe county. He was married Mar. 15, 1842 to Polly Acriff. In Jun 1846 he volunteered and went to the Mexican war. He contracted the measles and was discharged in August. He was shipwrecked on the Gulf of Mexico and the ship was blown to shore at the mouth of the Saline River, Sep. 6. He arrived home Oct. 27. In the spring of 1847 he moved to Bloominton, IN and learned the blacksmith trade under A. Seward and Son. He served four years as justice of the peace in Richland township, Monroe county. In the fall of 1865 he came to Illinois, settling near Windsor, where he lived until 1891. Then moved to Cumberland county, where the death angel visited the home and took the kind husband and loving father to his eternal home on the 25th of December 1893. He was a member of the primitive Baptist church and was a man who made friends wherever he went. He was ever willing and ready to do good to all, and often discommoding himself to accomodate others. Though a sufferer for several years past he was patient through all his sickness. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. Windsor Gazette - Thursday - 4 Jan 1894


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  • Created by: James E Heidlebaugh
  • Added: 14 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54958908
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lemuel Boone Sexson (1 Dec 1821–25 Dec 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54958908, citing Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, Pleasant Grove Township, Coles County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by James E Heidlebaugh (contributor 47011691) .